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  • April 21, 2018, Saturday

    Lunch with BS: Historian Sunil Amrith talks about monsoon and migration

    The MacArthur "Genius" grant awardee talks to Anjali Puri about Unruly Waters, the book he has just finished writing, and why ...

  • December 29, 2017, Friday

    Kamila Shamsie: Islamophobia in the West is undermining civil liberties

    Over coffee and rice crackers, Shamsie says that she worries that Islamophobia in the West is undermining civil liberties and ...

  • December 15, 2017, Friday

    How Tamil writer Perumal Murugan was resurrected by poetry

    Perumal Murugan declared himself dead following the controversy over his novel One Part Woman

  • September 16, 2016, Friday

    Lunch with BS: Srinath Raghavan

    The infantry officer turned academic discusses why the Indian Army's role in the world wars is under-studied and the importance ...

  • January 29, 2016, Friday

    Lunch with BS: Ferdinand Mount

    The author of a book on the history of the Raj portrayed through the lives of his ancestors tells Kanika Datta most people in ...

  • December 11, 2015, Friday

    Lunch with BS: Andrew Small

    The writer of the widely acclaimed The China Pakistan Axis: Asia's New Geopolitics'' talks to Archis Mohan about China's ...

  • November 06, 2015, Friday

    Lunch with BS: Yuval Noah Harari

    The Israeli professor of history talks to Niraj Bhatt about the rise and dominance of humans through history

  • March 20, 2015, Friday

    Lunch with BS: Vir Sanghvi

    Vir Sanghvi talks about his career as an 'accidental journalist, life after the Radia tapes and other controversies, and why he's ...

  • January 16, 2015, Friday

    Lunch with BS: Atul Gawande

    Over biryani, Atul Gawande, the surgeon and writer, talks to Rahul Jacob about the need for honest conversations about ...

  • December 05, 2014, Friday

    Lunch with BS: B N Goswamy

    B N Goswamy, the pre-eminent scholar of Indian miniature painting tells Sunil Sethi that an art historian's life is not all ...

  • October 03, 2014, Friday

    Lunch with BS: Neel Mukherjee

    The Booker shortlisted author talks about its impact on his life and the authors he admires the most over a traditional Bengali ...

  • May 23, 2014, Friday

    Lunch with BS: Bibek Debroy

    The polymath tells Kanika Datta why he is attracted to Narendra Modi's economic model and talks about life after his mammoth ...

  • April 04, 2014, Friday

    Lunch with BS: Manoj Mitta

    Indian society suffers excessive reverence for authority, the author of revelatory accounts of the investigations into the 1984 ...

  • February 07, 2014, Friday

    Lunch with BS: Anita Raghavan

    Indians often rise to the highest levels in US companies, but never fully embrace American culture, the author of a best-seller ...

  • April 12, 2013, Friday

    Coffee with BS: Shobhaa De

    Critics be damned, the prolific diva of popular novels says she's a compulsive writer

  • January 01, 2013, Tuesday

    Dinner with BS: Zareer Masani, author

    Asking guests to choose restaurants for this column is an exercise often fraught with dread for me. Most are so busy they rarely ...

  • October 09, 2012, Tuesday

    Lunch with BS: Christopher Bayly

    For a generation of history students in Indian universities, his book Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars, a study of north Indian ...

  • April 10, 2012, Tuesday

    Lunch with BS: Amit Chaudhuri

    Stepping into Larry’s China at the Ambassador is like stepping a decade back, into another city. Chosen in haste, out of ...

  • January 17, 2012, Tuesday

    Lunch with BS: Wilbur Smith

    The prolific best-selling author is impervious to critics and remains an unreformed big game hunter.

  • August 02, 2011, Tuesday

    Lunch with BS: Julia Lovell

    Her CV describes her as a sinologist, a teacher of Chinese history at Birkbeck College, a translator of Chinese literature and ...